The first half of the second Eurovision semi-final is extra bubbly this year. Er… that should be bubble-y because there are few sure bets, even among perfect streak holders. We break down the field in this week’s episode.
This week we chat about the last six entries for Eurovision 2018 with special guest Barbara Sawhill. Are we buying the hype for Israel’s “Toy” as this year’s favorite? Do we have “Bones” to pick with Bulgaria? What is up with Georgia’s curtain lady?
This week, Ben and Mike do a deep dive into the United Kingdom’s Eurovision selection process and take a look at why the country has struggled for so long at the Contest. Plus, a roundup of headlines from the last week. Links Ryan O’Shaughnessy’s US Tour — https://ryanosmusic.com/pages/show-dates Malta’s entry: “Taboo” by Christabelle — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyrC8jJ8eb8 Switzerland’s entry: “Stones” by ZiBBZ — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXOlPGnkZFY The United Kingdom’s contestants: Goldstone – I Feel the Love Jaz Ellington – You Liam Tamne – Astronaut RAYA – Crazy Asanda – Legends SuRie – Storm Gwenno “Tir Ha Mor” — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rCeygWexyA CHVRCHES “Get Out” — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHUKKrcXfJs [Read more…]
We have songs to talk about! France, Czech Republic, and Spain have selected and boy do we have opinions. Russia and Ukraine continue their Eurovision dramarama. Oh, and the semi-finals have been allocated. Episode Rundown Semi-Final Allocation France selects “Mercy” by Madame Monsieur Czech Republic selects “Lie to Me” by Mikolas Josef Spain selects “Tu canción” by Alfred & Amaia Russia confirms Yuilia Samoylova FYR Macedonia is looking for songs Upcoming selection processes Links Ryan’s Tattoo (Instagram) “Mercy” backstory (ESC Insight) “Lie to Me” official video (YouTube) Tu canción performance (RTVe) FYR Macedonia press release (Eurovision.tv) “Here We Go” by PeR (YouTube) [Read more…]
Sixteen countries competed in Tuesday’s semi-final of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. Which ones will continue to party in Saturday’s Grand Final?
Are “A Million Voices” enough to distract us from Russia’s political situation and focus on their Eurovision entry?
Will Greece need to draw “One Last Breath” to keep its perfect final streak alive at the Eurovision Song Contest?
It may be “Time” for Belarus to make a move in the Eurovision Song Contest, as the track by Uzari and Maimuna may be the country’s strongest entry ever.
Russia’s Eurovision entries tend to be cute and enjoyable, or hypocritical and insufferable. Take a guess as to which one we’ll see in 2015.
In my four years of covering the Eurovision Song Contest, I do not recall encountering an entry with as much baggage as Russia’s “Shine” by the Tolmachevy Sisters.